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MCC Veteran Community Leader

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Sectors Arboriculture, Horticulture and Agri.
Location
Town/City Hallowell
Salary Additional Information See Details
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 30/01/2013
Company Name Maine Conservation Corps
Contact Name Brenda Webber
Telephone (207) 624-6085
Fax (207) 287-3342
Email corps.conservation@maine.gov
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description
IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

Position: Veteran Community Leader

This position has been approved for the use of GI Bill Benefits!

Program and Position Overview: MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.  Veteran Community Leaders begin their term of service with the MCC in an 11-week training program designed to leverage existing leadership talents and develop new skills.  Upon completion of training, Veteran Community Leaders are placed individually with Maine federal, state or non-profit organizations to perpetuate the MCC’s mission by recruiting and training volunteers, accomplishing conservation projects and continually developing personal skill sets. 

Location:  The MCC office is located inHallowell,Maine.  Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area.  After training, Veteran Community Leaders are placed at service sites throughout Maine

Time Commitment

  • February 11, 2013 - December 20, 2013
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday with overnights during training; some weekends and overnights maybe required after training, depending on placement and host site schedules

Qualifications

  • Must have served in the US Armed Forces and have a DD 214
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen and Maine resident
  • Must pass criminal and sex offender background checks
  • Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service

Essential Functions

  • Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Good communication skills
  • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
  • Interest in accomplishing conservation project and leading volunteers

Desired Functions:

  • Responsible and reliable
  • Follows directions
  • Possesses motivation and initiative 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create new trails and rehabilitate existing trails
  • Recruit, train and lead volunteers to create and improve recreational trail systems with a focus on recruiting and training other veterans as community volunteers
  • Establish a sustainable, dedicated community volunteer base for your host site
  • Develop plans for future conservation projects
  • Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC.
  • Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.
  • Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy.
  • Other duties as assigned, not to include AmeriCorps prohibited activities

Typical Training Topics:

Driving Dynamics – Advanced First Aid Certification - Chainsaw Safety - Trail Design and Layout - Bridge Building - Stone Cutting - Stonework - Carpentry - Griphoist and Rigging - Conflict Resolution, Diversity, and Communication - Leadership - Volunteer Management - Grant Writing

Benefits:

  • Weekly Living Allowance of $260 (less taxes)
  • Food and Housing during training
  • Health Insurance
  • AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
  • Child Care Reimbursement (if eligible)
  • StateParkPass
  • Pro-deals & Gear Discounts
  • Additional Training/Education Opportunities
  • Networking and leadership opportunities

 Application Deadline: January 30, 2013

 The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting MCC staff.

 

 

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